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Old 07-11-2002, 04:51 PM   #72
Chris Li
 
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Re: business

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mike lee wrote:
Based on my experience of living in Asia for nearly 15 years, everthing is business -- and Westerners are suckers if they think it isn't.
"Asia" is a pretty wide generalization. The dojo that I train at in Japan are mostly non-profit, and I've never heard the kind of questions that you mention. In fact, teaching martial arts as a profession or for profit is actually fairly rare in Japan - it's probably much more common in the US.

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Chris